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Empowering Women and Queer People Through Car Education - Mechanic Shop Femme

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 11th, 2019 8:00am

Empowering Women and Queer People Through Car Education - Mechanic Shop Femme by Chaya Milchtein People ask me all the time, “What’s your deal with cars? How did you come to love them? Why do you think car education is so important?” When I started Mechanic Shop Femme, I had to think deeply about what I was trying to accomplish, and also who I wanted to serve. Cars have become my lifeblood - but it always hasn't been that way. When I was 18, I knew nothing about cars. I was interviewing ...


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Mechanic Advisor in Partnership with AskPatty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 10th, 2014 1:53pm


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Ask Patty Joins with MechanicAdvisor to Share Content and Broaden Reach

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 2nd, 2014 1:00am

AskPatty.com, Inc., a company that aims to provide a web resource for women to get reliable car advice and find female friendly automotive professionals, has joined forces with like-minded company MechanicAdvisor.com to broaden their already significant reach and bring the Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly message to even more automotive shoppers.   This partnership includes joint branding on businesses that are both AskPatty ...


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Jean Chatzky: With driving season upon us, your go-to guide for getting a fair deal next time your car needs work

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 1st, 2011 3:38pm

While there are plenty of great mechanics out there, the industry has gotten a bad rap for a reason.... Read More!


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LizzLoves AskPatty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 7th, 2010 6:04pm

It really is a shame that we women still dread a visit to the mechanic or a shopping trip to a dealer…just because we’re women! ... Read More!


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AskPatty's Female-Friendly Car Care Videos

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 22nd, 2009 8:46am

AskPatty's President Jody DeVere recently filmed a series of videos to be featured at capessa.com in which she offers female-friendly car advice every woman should know about keeping their car in reliable working order. AskPatty's Female Friendly Car Care Videos can now be viewed at YouTube.com These female-friendy videos offer excellent technical and safety information to help women properly maintain their cars, to be better ...


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Great Gifts for Car Guys from the Busted Knuckle Garage

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 9th, 2008 2:52pm

Dad already got grease on the tie you gave him for Father's Day? If he'd rather spend time in the garage than at the Nordstrom haute couture department, check out the Busted Knuckle Garage for some unique gifts for "wrench-twisting car guys, bikers, and wannabe's." Best known for their line of herbal skin care products, close to 65% of their web customers are ladies buying for their father, hubby, ...


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AskPatty's Female-Friendly Car Care Videos

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 3rd, 2008 5:50pm

AskPatty's President Jody DeVere recently filmed a series of videos to be featured at capessa.com in which she offers female-friendly car advice every woman should know about keeping their car in reliable working order. These female-friendy videos offer excellent technical and safety information to help women properly maintain their cars, to be better prepared for roadside emergencies, and to avoid getting ripped off ...


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How Not to Get Ripped Off on Auto Repairs!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 4th, 2008 1:32pm

Most common cons: Scams of disreputable service centers contain one or both of two elements: (1) Charging you for work that was never done, or (2) Convincing you of the need for unnecessary and often overpriced repairs. Here are four different types of scams you could run into and ways to avoid them: Unnecessary replacement of parts. If the mechanic says your car needs a replacement part, ask to be shown which part ...


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Get Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 1st, 2007 7:00pm

Mechanical failure—an inconvenience any time it occurs—can be deadly in the winter. Preventive maintenance is a must. Besides, even if your winters are normally mild, a well maintained vehicle is more enjoyable to drive, will last longer, and should command a higher resale price. Here’s advice from the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (www.ase.com) Some ...


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